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25 February 2011

My fab boyfriend bought me these about two years ago and I must say they're the best of any other jelly sandal I've had before and since, designer or not. See by Chloe $130. Looking forward to this summer's new spread of colors maybe it's time for another pair?!

Flipping thru March 2011 Marie Claire on the way to DC having an "I wish I had thought of that moment!" Great looking flat... 

23 February 2011

Inspired: The Very Furriness of Fashion Week

Inspired by this NY Mag slide show it by no means expresses how I feel about Winter right now --just a brie moment in the zone-- because frankly I wish I could stomp all over it and make Spring appear. Maybe that will be the next post, some Spring sketch goodies perhaps inspired by our newly lingering sun set? Yep! If you haven't noticed by now, at least in NYC, it's 5pm and still quite bright outside!




17 February 2011

The airport is def getting a kick out of the shoes This morning! We're headed to LA to find fab shoes, great inspiration, and a wee bit of fun ;-) have a great weekend everyone! And if you're in LA hit me on twitter @OoBabyILikeItRa

16 February 2011

Fun facts! Who wants to take a trip to Minneapolis with me?!

More fun things that one might also find in size 10+ and fun ways to wear them! ----- lucky mag 3/11 pg104-----
Btw, if you can't tell I've learned how to blog from my mobile!!! Yay! I'm excited and having to much fun bc now I can share it all with you but for every post with no title you must excuse all my typos, run-on sentences, and inability to separate paragraphs except for a --. Maybe at the end I'll start typing "Sent from my iPhone"... Sent from my iPhone :-)

Gotta love Heidi Klum!! ------------- lucky mag  3/11 pg 81------------

As I continue to flip through the ad I have my answer! These are the Glo Jaya birdcage high heel bootie $29.99 sold at Kmart stores nationwide.  -- All my readers with +10 shoe sizes I'm sure you already now Payless, Target, and Kmart like stores usually carry 11's, 12's, and sometimes 13's. I'd jump on this cutie bootie!--  I also know you ladies are probably asking why you can only find these sizes readily available in these stores. Well, these stores buy many more pairs of one style, by the tens or even hundreds of thousands, than let's say a Macy's or especially Saks. Therefore, without getting into all the footwear lingo and mumbo jumbo, the bottom line is they can afford to buy larger sizes. It's a more expensive process than one might think, amortization, and that's why brands that have free standing stores as well as retail partnerships with department stores also carry a slightly broader size selection like Nine West for instance.

Word on the "street" for awhile has been that Kmart was stepping up their shoe game. I wonder if these were just used to style the ad or if they will be sold at Kmart? If you can't tell by now I'm definitely a believer in quality not too mention inexpensive shoes just don't look good on my feet. I don't say that as a snide remark by any means but only the truth. I have thin narrow feet and inexpensive shoes are usually made wider to fit more women. Any way these are awfully cute Kmart...

15 February 2011

Paz de la Huerta!... in Mui Mui multi-buckle pumps.  Mm, love them (in my Oprah voice) and wish they came with nude socks or stalkings embossed with her awesome cobra tattoo!

I will have thee!! Balenciaga $1275 Elle 2/11 pg.207  The bottoms are sick!

Come to Mama! Tom Ford beauties on Katie Holmes Elle 2/11 

10 February 2011

In Her Shoes... Celia L Smith

Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a fashion editor and designer. I have a blog, a fraction of fashion and a sustainable fashion lifestyle brand, needle+thread, launching Fall 2012. Now tell us something random. I have 6 sisters and no brothers. Now, that's a fashion house for you. How would you describe your personal style? Free flowing. I love soft fabrics and indigenous pieces- there’s always a story behind them. If you were a shoe what kind would you be? These Fendi chiffon wrap platforms [Spring 2010], super delicate and feminine from afar but strongly detailed when you’re up close and personal.
Fendi chiffon wrap
platform sandals
 What’s your first or favorite shoe memory? When I was 15 years old my dad gave me money to go school shopping with my aunts at an outlet mall, there I found what I thought was an amazing buy; a classic pair of Gucci loafers with the horse bit for $150. So I called my sister to consult which is what I usually do and we both agreed it was a score! Unfortunately, my aunts didn't think so. Who’s your favorite footwear designer? Miuccia Prada. She's a true artist, consistently amazing with Prada and always out-of-the-box with Miu Miu. Heels, under 4 inches or above? Both, I've learned the hard way that you must be practical and 5 inches on cobblestone or walking around NYC pavement all day isn't. I've also come to appreciate a cute modest 3" heel. What’s the most you’ve paid for a single pair of shoes? I've never paid more than $200 for a shoe, and I'm talking well-made designer shoes. I'm a great bargain hunter, and an amazing deal always feels better than guilty pleasure. How much is too much? When you're debt outweighs your savings. I understand that for some having merely one pair is a simple luxury [see Toms shoes]. How many pairs of shoes do you own? About 50. I have limited space, so I have to recycle and give away before I can add anymore. I have enough sisters so they find a new home easily. Have you ever worn the same pair two or more days in a row? Absolutely. I've learn to do what makes me happy, and if wearing my favorite pair of shoes until they're worn out and require a visit to the cobbler [which I've been known to do] makes me happy, then that's exactly what I'll do. Socks with sandals, do or don’t? Yes, it's great for transitioning seasonal footwear. Where’s your favorite place(s) to shop for shoes? Currently eBay. What’s your ultimate shoe find or bargain? Navy crocodile Prada sandals on bamboo stilts, they're work of art. Sample sale find for $150, if I remember correctly. Red, yellow, blue, green or black? Red. I once tried on a pair of red suede platform ankle booties by Brian Atwood during a Saks sale, but had to part with them. They left a lasting impression. Describe your perfect pump? My platform Miu Miu's. They’re super non-conventional and really comfortable. I call them my George Jetson shoes; they're navy and black pointed platforms with a sculpted heel that look like stacked cones. 
Celia's fav Miu Miu pumps
Suno platforms
Traveling for a week how many pairs do you pack? 3-4. Tell us about your most treasured pair? Currently my black and white cap-toe Chanel pumps. They're classic Chanel without any logo or label, but you’ll definitely know exactly what they are. They speak for themselves. Chocolate, shoes, or sex? Chocolate. Flourless chocolate cake to be exact. Anyone who knows me best knows I'm a foodie. I can live without the other two. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and what shoes would you be wearing? On the beach, next to an ocean, wearing Suno's new shoe line of sky high platforms made in Kenya using native fabrics; my feet up on a beach chair of course, and not sinking in the sand. 
A few of Celia's favs and other ultimate finds...
Baby blue suede Manolo Blahnik bow pumps.
First shoe sample sale purchase.

Christian Louboutin lace sling backs and
Kate Spade mules.

DKNY colorful heeled sneakers.

Givenchy, bought these for
dirt cheap from a
woman selling her belongings
on the street in Soho, 25 bucks.
Christian Louboutin orange patent leather pumps
with mirrored heels.

07 February 2011

04 February 2011

Shoe drive...

Especially for Toronto readers! If you're in or near Toronto, Canada this would be an awesome event to take part in. What better way to spread some love than with shoes?! For more information (click here). Leave a comment and let us know if you participate.

01 February 2011

a Night to Remember...

I got a call last Thursday morning from a frantic friend, a very good friend with just a couple days to prepare for a once in a lifetime opportunity; She had been been invited to walk the red carpet with a dear friend of hers at the 17th Annual Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday night (original airing 01.30.11). Wow!
With just a short amount of time to get ready, two potential dresses on loan, and a Friday appointment for jewels from the infamous "Jacob the Jeweler" we --yes, we, i was going too!.. but only in spirit-- needed fab shoes and a bag ASAP! I got right to work! I hit all my favorite sites and started pulling together looks --I mean full on head to toe looks in Excel-- for her BIG night. 
I live for this stuff and I found so many great options for her so how could I not share some of my favorite looks with you! And when you continue reading see the final SAG red carpet look...

Gucci "Igna" python strappy sandal,
Saks.com (pre-order)


Giuseppe Zanotti E10089 002, Barney's New York

Giuseppe Zanotti E10153 001, GiuseppeZanotti.com
Giuseppe Zanotti sparkle booties (these are so me!)

Gucci "Kells" suede and python ankle strap sandal,
Saks.com (pre-order)

Jimmy Choo "Marine" ankle wrap sandal,
JimmyChoo.com

Miu Miu jeweled heel mary-jane, Bergdorf Goodman

Christian Louboutin mesh "Brandaplato",
Barneys.com


The final SAG look....
 Photo of Katie and Tracy Morgan, Wire Image.
One-shoulder wrap gown, Halston Heritage; All jewelry (except engagement ring)
courtesy of Jacob & Co.; Black satin Skull Clutch Alexander McQueen
available on Saks.com; Silver "Very Riche" 120MM peep-toe pump, Christian Louboutin
Katie is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a high-level executive assistant at a multimedia company in New York City, and was engaged to her fiance Terrence on August 9, 2010 ; if I do say so myself, it was a fairy tale, very romantic proposal at the end of her 50 day cycle across North America. Katie is also a close friend and trusted confidant of Tracy's.
It was such a pleasure and so much fun to style Katie for the 17th Annual SAG awards! Love you girl, keep doing you, and I'm so proud to have you as a Soror and friend!
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